Barranquilla Buses Part 1: Crazy but Convenient

  If there was one subculture of Barranquilla, Colombia on which I could write an entire book, it would be the public buses. Ranging from tiny, ten-seater slabs of metal that whip through the little pueblos, to larger and air-conditioned buses with uniformed drivers, each one offers its own anthropological experience. Although my apartment can get…

The Bicultural Brain

  Culture Affects Brain Structure and Function When immersed in a new culture we often become cynical after the “honeymoon stage.” We get anxious or depressed, and we complain, throwing blame at anyone and everything related to the unfamiliar culture. We may ask accusatory questions, “Why don’t people use their blinkers here? Why don’t people…